Cultural Diversity In End Of Life Care

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The Journey of Cultural Practices in End of Life Care Initiative administrative roles and responsibilities will include the development of realistic and obtainable outcomes through the means of a community needs assessment for cohesive integration to end of life care services for culturally diverse community members. Both the Ottawa Charter tenants and those with the UNE SSW vision, identify the need for reorienting the current practices that block health and well-being promotion, are socially unjust, disregard cultural diversity, and as disregard health and well-being as a human right not a privilege, as confirmed by the practice of evidence-based research that increases the overall knowledge in the field of social work, now aiding in current …show more content…
The time has come for hospice workers to lift the “Veil of ignorance” (Singer, 2009) from unjust medical practices and begin empowering terminally ill individuals of diverse populations and their families to utilize quality, respectful and compassionate end of life care. Moreover, the initiative will implement a Future Focused Empowerment Theory (O 'Hanlon, 2000) which includes the necessity for on-going end of life training for staff development of best practices for competency in providing end of life care to diverse populations. Moreover, the initiative has identified the need to change the hospice intake form to include a cultural preference section that will guide client centered care at the end of life by 100% before the end of its 18 month time study as the future oriented solution to death with dignity in respects to various cultural rituals, traditions and beliefs which were omitted from such assessments when working with cultures communities resulting in increased suffering due to lack of knowledge and practice wisdom, resulting in communications misunderstanding between providers and …show more content…
3) and acknowledges that cultural diversity and our ability to be competent in the competency included; our awareness of one’s own culture and worldview, attitudes towards cultural differences, knowledge of different cultural practices and skills that are cross cultural. The stakeholders in this initiative, are bound by the Code of Ethics set forth by the National Association of Social Workers to be competent and diverse in practice as to not discriminate, calling on our own efforts in knowing our own roots before digging at those of

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